WITH 27 players in camp, Amavubi coach Sellas Tetteh is in for a selection dilemma ahead of Sunday’s crucial 2012 Africa Nations Cup qualifier against Burundi.
The Ghanaian is torn between rewarding those players who saved his job after last month’s 3-1 win against Burundi and the experienced professional trio of Olivier Karekezi, Bokota Labama and Kalisa Mao who are back in the Amavubi fold.
But my ideal first eleven would be Migi (Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza) and Patrick Mafisango anchoring the midfield, with Karekezi playing a free-role.
In the first leg, Burundi dominated the midfield so it’s important that the Swallows don’t get room to roam.
Assuming Tetteh goes for a 4-3-3 formation, Haruna Niyonzima will play on the right wing, Bokota in the middle and Baby (Elias Uzamukunda) on the left.
Bakame (Jean Luc Ndayishimiye) should get the nod ahead of Jean Claude Ndoli in goal; Abouba Sibomana is guaranteed the left back role while Eric Gasana is my number one choice for the right back position.
Mao and Ismail Nshutinamagara will man the central defence while Dady Birori, Kipson Atuheire, Ndoli, Hussein Sibomana, Eric Serugaba, Peter Kagabo and Adolphe Hakundukize are all likely to start from the bench.